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Tech entrepreneur paid $9.5 million for a teardown and built this $35 million Laguna Beach mansion

Sep 18, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Perched high above the Pacific Ocean, in Southern California’s exclusive Laguna Beach community, is a cliff-side compound that’s on the market for $35 million. (Click here to see the video of this amazing home.) But it didn’t always look like this. “Originally it was a cottage, almost like a shack in disrepair,” explains homeowner and […]

Related’s $8B Bay Area project near stadium to start in 2020

Sep 12, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Developer Related Cos. will start vertical construction next year on the 240-acre, 9.2 million-square-foot Related Santa Clara project next to Levi’s Stadium, home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, in Santa Clara, California. Related’s investment in the mixed-use project, formerly known as CityPlace Santa Clara, is estimated at $8 billion, according to the San Francisco […]

Engineers approve $100M retrofit for San Francisco’s ‘sinking’ Millennium Tower

Sep 05, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Brief: A four-expert panel selected to review a $100 million foundation retrofit for the leaning and sinking Millennium Tower luxury condo building in San Francisco have given the plan their approval. In a letter to the City and County of San Francisco Department of Building Inspections, which hired the four professional engineers, Gregory G. Deierlein, Shahriar […]

Inspirational Labor Day Quotes Celebrating Everyday Work

Aug 29, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Relax and unwind, and let these Labor Day quotes remind you of the real reason you’re resting! Labor Day Weekend is on the horizon, and with it comes a chance to sit back, relax, and reflect on all of the hard work you do throughout the year. To properly celebrate and honor workers on the […]

Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. raises $120M

Aug 21, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Brief: Elon Musk has secured $120 million of outside investment for The Boring Co., the tunneling and transportation startup that aims to build underground tunnels for hyperloop transportation projects that Musk founded in 2016.  The cash infusion, in addition to the $113 million the company raised last year, signals continued interest from outside financial investors […]

LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

Aug 15, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: LafargeHolcim and Solidia Technologies announced this week that they have launched a new business in the U.S. that will supply customers with reduced CO2 cement to be used in the production of precast concrete. The first customer will be the Wrightstown, New Jersey, plant of EP Henry, a national concrete products supplier that participated in […]

Online retailers are transforming warehouse construction

Aug 08, 2019 (0) comment , ,

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As e-commerce has soared in popularity, U.S. warehouses have evolved to meet the needs of online retailers, transforming from basic storerooms into automated, material-handling nerve centers.  Driven by consumers’ desire for fast and reliable delivery of everything from furniture and clothes to milk and toothpaste, these modern facilities are crucial parts of the supply chain […]

$1 billion 5M project starts construction, transforming South of Market

Jul 24, 2019 (0) comment , ,

After more than a decade of planning, including a three-year legal battle, the $1 billion 5M project broke ground on Thursday. Developer Brookfield Properties and partner Hearst, owner of The Chronicle, will transform four acres of parking lots and vacant buildings at 5th and Mission streets with two new towers, a 200-foot apartment building, two […]

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Jul 24, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag. But you are not an average person: You’re an entrepreneur. That means that even when […]

Hemp used for construction gains popularity in U.S.

Jul 18, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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Builders who use natural materials in the United States have seen interest grow in “hempcrete,” a renewable building material made with hemp that can take the place of traditional drywall, insulation and siding. Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp, the construction material — used for 30 years in Europe — has captured the […]

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